Castleroe PS have recently been celebrating award-winning standards of achievement when a number of their pupils competed with great success in the Speech and Drama section of the Coleraine Music Festival 2019.
Castleroe PS are proud to see more and more pupils developing their abilities in this area of learning. Pupils from P1 to P7 engage in weekly acting lessons with Alex Brownlow from the More Performing Arts School, and this, along with instruction from the teacher responsible for Drama within the school, Mrs Alyson Wilson, has seen pupils’ confidence and standards of achievement in Talking and Listening excel.
Mrs Samantha Williams, school Principal, said, “At Castleroe PS we place great importance in preparing our pupils to communicate confidently, not only with their peers, but with a wider audience. We work from foundation stage through to the end of key stage two on a cumulative, skill building scheme of work to equip our pupils with the competences which allow them to speak to a public audience with clarity, equipping them with the ability to command the attention of the room. We are exceptionally proud of all our pupils, and especially Oscar McMichael on this occasion.”
Oscar, a Primary Six pupil at Castleroe PS, beat stiff competition from very talented pupils from all the other local schools, to be awarded The John McKee Challenge Cup for the pupil who had gained the highest mark in classes 199-202 and 222-224, at a special award ceremony on the evening of Thursday 21st March.
The Castleroe PS community would like to congratulate all their pupils who performed so well, especially those who were prize-winners, but each one who competed is a winner in our eyes!